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2009-10-23 13:00:00

President Obama designated more than 200,000 square miles in Alaska and off its coast as "critical habitat" for polar bears on Thursday, an action that could add restrictions to future offshore drilling for oil and gas, The Associated Press reported. Under federal law, agencies are restricted from taking actions that may adversely affect critical habitat and interfere with polar bear recovery. "It is a step in the right direction to help polar bears stave off extinction, while recognizing...

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2009-01-15 13:20:00

Alaska's government said Wednesday it plans to issue a challenge to block federal protections for a struggling population of beluga whales in Cook Inlet, a mature oil-producing basin. The decision comes just five months after suing to keep polar bears off the U.S. threatened species list. The energy-rich state believes the Endangered Species Act protections for belugas announced in October by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are unwarranted, according to former vice...

2008-11-04 09:10:00

A state Personnel Board report released Monday afternoon cleared Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin of charges she broke a state ethics law by firing her top cop. The ruling contradicted the earlier findings issued by the state Legislature's special counsel, the Anchorage Daily News reported. Palin, who is the Republican U.S. vice presidential candidate, had come under investigation for allegedly terminating state Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan for refusing to fire a state trooper who was her...

2008-10-11 12:00:05

By Matt Apuzzo Associated Press ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Sarah Palin unlawfully abused her power as governor by trying to have her former brother-in-law fired as a state trooper, the chief investigator of an Alaska legislative panel concluded Friday. The politically charged inquiry imperiled her reputation as a reformer on John McCain's Republican ticket. Investigator Stephen Branchflower, in a report by a bipartisan panel that investigated the matter, found Palin in violation of a state...

2008-10-10 21:00:14

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin violated state ethics law by abusing her power, an official investigation has concluded. The conclusion was contained in a report released Friday by the bipartisan Legislative Council following a daylong meeting that ended with a 12-0 vote to release the report, the Anchorage (Alaska) Daily News reported. Investigator Steve Branchflower, who looked into Palin's dismissal in July of Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan, determined that Palin had violated Alaska's...

2008-10-10 18:00:12

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Trying to head off a state ethics report on GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, campaign officials released their own report Thursday that clears her of any wrongdoing. Sen. John McCain's running mate is the subject of a legislative investigation into whether she abused her power as governor by firing her public safety commissioner. The commissioner, Walter Monegan, says he was dismissed in July for resisting pressure from Palin's husband, Todd Palin, and...

2008-10-10 09:00:13

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Trying to head off a potentially embarrassing state ethics report on GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, campaign officials released their own report Thursday that clears her of any wrongdoing. Sen. John McCain's running mate is the subject of a legislative investigation into whether she abused her power as governor by firing her public safety commissioner. The commissioner, Walter Monegan, says he was dismissed in July for resisting pressure from Palin's...

2008-10-09 18:00:28

The Alaska Legislature's investigation into the so-called Troopergate incident involving Gov. Sarah Palin can proceed, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The state high court rejected an appeal by the Liberty Legal Institute and six Alaska state Republican legislators seeking to shut down the probe, the Anchorage Daily News reported. Palin, the Republican vice presidential nominee, is accused of abusing her office by firing Alaska Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan because he...

2008-10-06 15:00:11

The Republican vice presidential nominee is accused of abusing her powers by firing a commissioner who refused to dismiss her former brother-in-law. ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Seven aides to Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin have reversed course and agreed to testify in an investigation into whether the Republican vice presidential nominee abused her powers by firing a commissioner who refused to dismiss her former brother- in-law. There is no indication, however, that Palin or her husband will now...

2008-10-06 09:15:00

By Matt Apuzzo Associated Press ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Seven aides to Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin have reversed course and agreed to testify in an investigation into whether the Republican vice presidential nominee abused her powers by firing a commissioner who refused to dismiss her former brother- in-law. There is no indication, however, that Palin or her husband, Todd, will now agree to testify in the legislative inquiry, which has dogged her for the past several months and could hurt John...


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